Man killed in head-on collision on Route 5

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TOWN OF LENOX — A 61-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision with a dump truck in Madison County Thursday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials.

Sheriff’s deputies said John L. Montagne, of Canastota, was eastbound on Route 5 at about 2:20 p.m. Thursday when his 2002 Ford Ranger entered the oncoming lane.

Deputies said the Ford crashed head-on into a westbound dump trunk driven by 68-year-old Terry Stauffer, of Manlius.

Deputies said Montagne suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said Stauffer was not injured and attempted to help Montagne after the crash.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, according to the law enforcement officials.

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